Help! I’m an Accidental Government Information Librarian presents ... Get App(y): Government apps and mobile sites

The Government Resources Section of the North Carolina Library Association welcomes you to a series of webinars designed to help us increase our familiarity with government information. All are welcome because government information wants to be free.

Many people rely on smartphones and tablets to access the internet, and the number of mobile device applications and websites has exploded in recent years.  Following these trends, government entities have been busy creating apps of their own.  Currently, there are hundreds of apps and mobile websites from federal, state, and local governments.  This session focuses on the various types of government apps that are available as well as free, online resources you can use to find them.
Presenter Emily Lawson has served as a Reference and Research Librarian at the University of Houston Law Center O’Quinn Law Library since 2009.  She received her JD from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and her MLS from Indiana University.  In addition, she often writes and presents regarding legal apps and technology issues.

We will meet together for Session #56, online on March 18 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (Eastern). Please RSVP for the Session using this link:

Technical requirements: We will be using collaborative software called Blackboard Collaborate. It requires that you be able to download Java onto your computer, but you do not need any special software. After you RSVP, we will send you a link that you can use to test the software. If you have any questions, please contact Lynda Kellam (lmkellam [at] uncg [dot] edu). You do not need a microphone as a chat system is available in the software, but you do need speakers or headphones.

The session will be recorded and made available after the live session, linked from the NCLA GRS web page (

Friday, March 18, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm